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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: ???
« on: December 20, 2013, 12:36:42 AM »
Exactly, its not being sold as a musician's tool, something to put in your mix. More like a CD that you can customize the mix for your own enjoyment.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: ???
« on: December 19, 2013, 02:17:00 PM »
The Immersion Station was first shown at Soundquest Fest, they are on their 3rd version now. I've never used it because I've never had an iphone up till a week ago, but lots of people have bought it from what I understand.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Vangelis
« on: December 16, 2013, 01:05:15 AM »
Anyone know what instrument he is play?

From what I have read it is call the Direct system, and it is a custom made preset selector, transposer, and midi sequencer for controlling his numerous hardware synths, mostly old 90s digital synths and samplers. The symbols are his "figure coding" that he has used for years, dating back to the 70s to represent different sounds. The Direct system was based on and expanded upon the old 80s Zyklus sequencer which has become a bit of a legion of its time as an interesting real time performance midi sequencer. Very few were made and they are hard to come by, but their is a free software version on the web.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach and Loren Nerell
« on: December 16, 2013, 12:40:56 AM »
Thanks for the complement. I would love to do another project with Steve, its really up to him if/when he wants to do it. Speaking of collaborations Steve has a new album that he did with Kelly David coming out soon. My next release is an album that I did with Mark Seelig, not the deep ambient album you requested though. It will probably be out this summer.

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Oh, I fully expect to use it in the future, but the feature I need most isn't in there yet: outputting to broadcast tape.

Ok, I don't have to worry about that since I am not doing broadcast quality video. I am mostly doing archival videos of music performances. I usually burn a DVD and make an mp4 for archival purposes that will eventually be put on a server some where, whenever we figure out what we want to do.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: My Music Studio in Progress!!!
« on: December 06, 2013, 04:06:24 PM »
Nice stuff, lets see some pics of the studio put together now.  :)

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I had no choice, I couldn't get FCP7 anymore. You might want to read this article, it might change your mind about X.

http://daredreamermag.com/2013/01/14/could-final-cut-pro-x-be-the-nle-of-the-future/

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I have a Samsung DLP TV, something like this:



Its 56 inches and looks great. I bought it used a couple years ago and its going strong. They also need a lamp, mine is working fine so far. I can get a replacement for under $50 when it finally goes out.

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I'm certainly interested to hear your thoughts on that since I use Macs for the same purpose. What software are you using (FCP or Premiere)?

Using FCP 10, still learning it. It's pretty slow on my old quadcore Mac Pro, but this is the fastest Mac we have in the building right now. I have no idea when we will be getting them, I just know that they are in the budget for this school year.

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What does all Apple fans think about the new mac pro.
it is a disaster if you ask me, they have choosen form instead of function.

How can it be a disaster when it has not even been released yet? We are suppose to some in here at work for video editing. I will let everyone know what I think when we get them.

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RE: Vangelis...I find a lot of his music to be overblown, melodramatic, and pretentious. For example, Heaven and Hell. Admittedly, Blade Runner is good...albeit even some of that is a bit syrupy, IMO. I must admit I am puzzled by how many ambient fans like his music when, with only a few exceptions, he is much closer to classic new age than either ambient or EM (again, this is IMO). I recently played The City again and could only get through half the tracks without hitting the "skip" button.

I like his early work, my favorite is Spiral, but Albedo 0.39, China, and Ignacio are all well worth listening too. I saw him in concert back in 1986, great show and totally solo except when he brought Jon Anderson up on stage to sing some of the stuff they did together. But I hear you on stuff like The City, or Direct, or El Greco, he moved away from what I like from him.

If you like a "big" dramatic sound like Vangelis, I think early Jon Jenkins (with Paul Lackey), e.g. Continuum, or Greg Klamt's Fulcrum, or JJ's later work with David Helpling are all better choices.

I don't really like big and bombastic, that's not what got me into Vangelis early on. To me he was kind of a cross over between progress rock and the berlin school stuff going on at the time.

Or you could go the oldie route and dig up some classic Richard Burmer, e.g. Bhakti Point.

I miss Richard, he was  a great guy.

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The "show us your studio pics" that Jesse (Numina) started was one that I recall had some 53,000 views and maybe more by now....thats just staggering.  That many gearsultz?

Maybe that thread has so many hits because I posted a link to it over on the gearslutz website a few years ago? Their was a thread going on there about ambient musicians and their studios, so I just linked it. Lots of gearheads over there.  ;D

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: what Tv series should I see ?
« on: November 28, 2013, 10:54:45 PM »
I did try to go through half the first season..I just could not understand why people adore this show soo much...

Twin Peaks is basically Americana spun on its head. It was ground breaking for its time. I enjoyed the first season or two, then it got too silly for me. I didn't like the movie very much.

Speaking of old TV shows, I've been watching the 1970s show Kung Fu on DVD via netflix. It was also a ground breaking show that I think has aged well.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 21, 2013, 12:42:05 PM »
Here is what Trang says about the vote, thanks again to everyone who came out and supported her:

"WE LOST OUR FOOTBALL GAME!!!! lol. I had to quit right after midnight going against the 3 guys since they kept on going till 9 am this morning lol. We were leading at about 90 points right after midnight. I did not know the exact time the game ended and did not care so much since KCET said it ends Monday morning. I set my time to end at midnight because I rather sleep. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart how much you guys love my work and supporting me and we had fun with it. I had so much fun staying in the game against them with my big troop behind me. The best part is having guys including friends and family with me. just love you guys!!!! hugs... The game is over now."

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:50:55 AM »
Well its over, not sure what time it ended but we lost by 64 votes. I'm really frustrated by this whole experience, ending was not clearly defined, at midnight we had something like a 74 vote margin of victory. But they kept counting votes and I am not even sure what time it ended. Sort of like running a marathon, getting to the end and finding no finish line, yet no one knows where the finish line is, so you have to keep running but you've spent all your energy getting to what you thought was the end. Well thanks everyone for your votes, we wouldn't have gotten as far as we did without you. I will let you all if anything comes of this. Thanks again.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 21, 2013, 12:14:31 AM »
Wow its after midnight and they are still taking votes. If you see this message go try voting again. As of this moment we have a 63 vote lead. Its been up and down all day. Thanks for your support.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:30:02 PM »
This the last time I will ask, please vote, it is so close, in the end it only takes 1 vote to make a difference and that's how close this vote is going right now, it may come down to a single vote. So, please vote, and spread the word. Thanks again.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:10:44 AM »
Ok last day. Trang just before midnight took the lead back. It is so close, as they say politics, too close to call. So, your last chance to vote. Make this one count, spread the word. Thanks for all the votes you guys have cast so far. Here's the direct link to vote:

http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/vote/vote-metralleta-de-oro-vs-paintings-of-trang-t-le.html

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 19, 2013, 07:10:18 PM »
Yes please vote they are building a gap that is up to 24 votes now as I type this. Hit your local coffee shops tomorrow if you have to lol. If your local library is open go hit them as well. Its going to be really close.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 19, 2013, 10:02:41 AM »
Don't forget to vote again, her lead is holding up so far:

http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/vote/vote-metralleta-de-oro-vs-paintings-of-trang-t-le.html

Thanks everyone for voting, you are making a difference.

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